Playhouse Arts presentsed Intersections, Where We Meet, a multicultural experience centered in Goudi’ni (Arcata), on unceded Wiyot land. While originally conceived as an outdoor progressive piece that would roam the Creamery District, COVID has placed the performance online with On the Stage. This online platform, designed by theatremakers for theatermakers, allows us to stream live from locations all over Arcata, the beach and Southern California.
Intersections, Where We Meet includes over 40 performers and 8 pieces featuring dancers, classical musicians, storytellers, a clown, poets and artists, with lights by Michael “Spike” Foster and MacKenzie Ridgewood and sound by Russ Cole.
The Makisinwabigwan the Chippewa story of the Moccasin Flower from the Madrigal family that brought us Menil and Her Heart
The Pandemic Rag an original composition by pianist John Chernoffwith Terri Baune on violin
Are we There Yet? Elizabeth Colon Nelson clowns around in a roundabout
Veil/Unveil Shoshanna and company on the beach
Breathe In an original song from The Sanctuary
Goudi’ni, Among the Trees Laura Muñoz and company with Centro Del Pueblo
Healing in the Marketplace with YAWS at Redwood Raks
Our Afro-Diaspora Black and Afro Caribbean Story telling and dance with Mo Harper-Desir and Efrain Colon
Two short videos chronicling the life of two pop-up art installations:
Walls on Wheels by Haley Davis featuring Xochitl Cabrera, Taylar Macias, Cora Dandeneau and Viv Lambert
Missing by Tibora Gircyx-BlumIntersections, Where We Meet grew out of the Playhouse’s years-long partnerships, collaborations and outreach to communities within Humboldt County. It is an ongoing and unfolding artistic dialogue on how humans share space, time, resources, and wisdom. The performance offers a healing frame for the expression of the grief and the joy for life of the different peoples and cultures that find themselves in what we now call Humboldt.
Intersections, Where We Meet, will be streamed live on Saturday October 17th at 7 P.M. Tickets are available online at www.arcataplayhouse.org, and a link to the live event will be sent after ticket purchase.As an added bonus, audience members can buy a Concessions 2GO! For only $5, you get chocolate chip cookie dough, popcorn to pop and an olfactory transport to the Arcata Playhouse. Purchase Concessions 2GO online with show tickets, and pick up at Dead Reckoning, 815 J St, Arcata, or get it delivered by our Playhouse heroine Dharla Curry. Don’t forget, Dead Reckoning has tasty drinks to go for purchase with your concession pick up!
This project is part of The Round Story, our umbrella, multi-year project which uses the arts to encourage community dialogues about racial equity, social and environmental justice and our changing demographic. Please, visit our website for more info on the Round Story.
Photos of Showcase by Mark Larson: